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314 Date of birth


The day, month and year of birth of the student/applicant


First year:2013
Last year:2013
Field name:DATE-OF-BIRTH
Element name:Date of birth

Code format:

Data Type:Numeric
Units:YYYYMMDD, right justified (in each sub-field), with a leading zero (in each sub-field) if needed


Date of birth in YYYYMMDD format​

Coding notes

YYYYMMDD format: 
1st 4 digits - Year sub-field (e.g. 1957)
2nd 2 digits - Month sub-field (e.g. 08)
3rd 2 digits - Day sub-field (e.g. 06)
Where date of birth cannot be provided, report ‘19010101’.
Applications and Offers Data Collection only
HEPs - Provision of data is required in both submissions (TACs - data is required in both preliminary and detailed submissions)

Please refer to the Glossary for further information about terminology used in this document.

Input files

Higher Education Student:

  • Commonwealth Assisted Students - HELP Due (DU)
  • Student Enrolment (EN)
  • Enrolment Revisions (VER)
  • Past Course Completions (PS)
  • Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN)

Applications and Offers:

  • Applicant Details (AD)

Higher Education Staff:

  • Full-time and FFT (FT)


  • VET Commonwealth Assisted Students (VDU)
  • VET Student Enrolment (VEN)
  • VET Enrolment Revisions (VER)
  • VET Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN)

Change History

Details of all versions of this data element can be found on its supporting information page.

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